Retiring house Democrat (she’s only 43) shreds her own party – says they are to blame for their own party dysfunction

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Friday, March 18th, retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) unloaded on President Joe Biden and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), pointing fingers and blaming them for steering the entire Democrat Party into oblivion come the November 2022 midterms.

She told Politico Playbook that the Democrat leadership would beat her and other moderate Democrats “into submission” for the purpose of pushing a radical agenda item that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proposed. Murphy said in a statement:

“I can’t tell you the number of times I said, ‘You can’t keep promising rainbows and unicorns when your political reality is such narrow margins in the House and a dead-even Senate.”

She added:

“They took the difference between the rainbows and unicorns and political reality, which is anger and disappointment, and turned that anger and disappointment against their own members.”

She said that “hardball tactics” are consistently used by Democrats to push members to “take one [vote] for the term” in order to satisfy the Democrat leadership, such as Biden’s lieutenants at the DCCC. Murphy explained in a statement:

“Some of these members who would come to me would say … ‘I can’t afford to tick off the DCCC and have them put my money at risk,’ or, ‘I can’t afford to have my base attacking me. I can’t afford to have the millions of dollars of ads that I’m watching run in your district run against me.’ It’s unfortunate that that’s where we have gotten.”

Murphy then slammed Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), the DCCC chief, as having a “self-interest” in pushing members to vote for radical policies if it means a promotion for himself from party leaders in the future. She added:

“I believe that the DCCC exists for one reason and one reason alone, and that is incumbent protection and expanding the majority. I don’t believe that the person who runs the DCCC should be a member who’s elected because inevitably that member … has further aspirations in the Democratic leadership.”

She added:

“And in order to ascend in Democratic leadership, you have to secure the progressive vote. And securing the progressive vote makes it difficult for you to also then protect moderates and create space for them to do what they need to do to win and hold seats … I think that’s just … a structure that is misaligned to what should be the sole purpose of the DCCC, incumbent retention and expanding the majority.”

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Even though Murphy had a lot to say, not everyone seems to agree with her, including Congressional candidate and state representative Anthony Sabatini (R-FL), who is running in the district from which Murphy is retiring.

Sabatini told Breitbart News that Murphy is just whining about party politics because the Democrat Party lost control of Florida. In fact, for the first time in history, voter registration has reportedly tipped Republican.

Sabatini noted that Murphy voted often with Pelosi and suggested that she has no right to complain about the radical Democrat Party. He said:

“Despite her rhetoric, Stephanie Murphy went very left-wing and voted with Nancy Pelosi 98 percent of the time, and voted against the entire MAGA agenda.”

He added:

“The truth is, the radical communist Democrat party has gone so far left that even hardened liberals like Murphy aren’t extreme enough to gain leadership positions.”

According to polling, Republicans are heading into the midterms leading Democrats on the nation’s top issues. Among the top issues that favor Republicans are the economy (49-35 percent), jobs (46-37 percent), immigration (45-38 percent), and energy (42-39 percent).

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NYT reports that several Democrats are flipping to Republican in counties of border towns in Texas

March 1st, 2022

USA- According to a report from the New York Times, for the first time, multiple elected officials in certain counties in Texas are opting to run as Republicans rather than as Democrats.

This is being coined as a “quiet political upheaval” across U.S. towns that border Mexico, fueled mostly by rising crime and constant waves of illegal immigration. In one particular community, Terrell County, a wave of Democrats are switching parties to join the GOP. The Times reported:

“First, the Democratic county judge said she would seek another term — as a Republican. Then the county clerk and the treasurer decided that they too would abandon the Democratic party, which has long held sway in local elections and run this year as Republicans.”

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The report added:

“A county justice of the peace felt the urge to switch parties as well, but she did not want to disappoint her parents, who raised he as a Democrat … the transformation of local politics in Terrell County — a working-class border community of fewer than 1,000 people — provides an ominous signal for Texas Democrats: Conservative Hispanics are not only realigning in presidential elections, but also in contest much closer to home.”

The county’s elected officials’ shift to the GOP can more than likely be traced to President Joe Biden’s ongoing border crisis. In 2021, more than two million illegal immigrants arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border and more than 2.1 million are reportedly expected to arrive in 2022.

Border towns like Terrell County are reportedly footing the cost of illegal immigration and the death, despair, and destruction that often comes along with it. A rancher in Sanderson, Texas explained how a young male border-crosser was found dead in his 17,000-acre ranch in 2021.

According to reports, the county could not financially grapple with the rising number of dead border crossers found in their community. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has allocated $8 million to the county to deal with illegal immigration.

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In Starr County, Texas, where the Rio Grande separates Texas communities from Mexico, the Washington Post detailed how a wave of Republican voters are creating a similar political upheaval in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s massive gains. The Post reported:

“A turning point came in 2020 when President Donald Trump won 47 percent of the Starr County vote, up from 19 percent in 2016. About 6,000 more Republican voters suddenly appeared at the ballot box, even as the Democratic numbers remained roughly the same. In three neighboring counties of the Rio Grande Valley, the vote margin shifted toward the GOP by at least 10 percentage points.”

The report added:

“‘I have always measured my words because we have to live here,’ said Derric Leo Treviño, a 13th generation Texan running this year as a Republican for a Starr County justice of the peace seat. ‘It’s ingrained that we keep our politics to ourselves because they may fire your wife or your cousin. But Trump made it okay to admit you’re a Republican. He started the fire.'”

The Post wrote:

“A popular State House member, Ryan Guillen, flipped parties in November and picked up Trump’s endorsement in his bid for reelection. Trump has also endorsed Monica De La Cruzi, who is running for an open congressional seat previously held by a Democrat, which stretches north from the border to San Antonio. Republicans are hopeful that San Benito school board member Janie Lopez will be able to pick up another State House seat farther east, after the redrawing of district lines.”

Reportedly, Governor Abbott’s former campaign manager Wayne Hamilton, who now heads Project Red Texas, told the Post that record-high illegal immigration along the southern border as well as national Democrats’ shift toward a party that represents upper-middle-class interests over working-class grit is all part of the region’s realignment.

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Texas man pleads guilty to smuggling illegal immigrants into the country in flag draped coffin

January 28th, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A man from Galveston, Texas has pled guilty to trying to smuggle illegal aliens across the border in a flag draped coffin. The man faces up to five years in federal prison.

On October 26, 2021, Zachary Taylor Blood was stopped while trying to enter the United States from Mexico at the checkpoint near Falfurrias.

When Blood’s van neared Border Patrol Agents, they did a quick visual inspection and noticed a coffin in the back of a van.

When federal agents looked closer, they noticed the coffin appeared in bad shape and that there was an American flag that had been secured to the top of the coffin with packing tap.

Thinking this situation was odd, they asked Blood what he was transporting. He replied:

“Dead guy, Navy guy.”

Concerned with what they were seeing, they referred Blood to a secondary point of inspection where the van and the coffin could be looked at closer.

When Blood got into the secondary inspection point, federal agents learned that there was not a corpse inside of the coffin – rather there were two illegal aliens whom were very much alive.

Federal agents separated the two illegal aliens and inquired how they came to be in the coffin in Blood’s van. Both subjects informed law enforcement that they had paid a human smuggler to get them entry into the United States.

When they had allegedly crossed a river into the United States, they had been instructed to look for Blood who was in a parking lot nearby waiting for them. When they got to the parking lot, they found Blood and were instructed to get into the coffin in hopes of evading inspections.

Blood was arrested and federal charged with one count of alien smuggling according to U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. When it came time to enter his plea, Blood decided that there was too much evidence against him and pled guilty.

Blood will remain in federal custody until he appears in front of U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos on May 11th to learn his fate. Blood faces a maximum sentence of five years in a federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Blood’s lawyer, Simon Purnell, would not comment specifically on the merits of the case other than noting that his client has taken responsibility for his actions. He then told the Independent that while the manner Blood chose to smuggle the illegal aliens into the country was unusual, it was a common occurrence. He said:

“This case, while interesting in the manner the aliens were being transported, is unfortunately a common occurrence in our division of the Southern District of Texas.”

Purnell has a point, illegal aliens getting across the border through various means is a common occurrence and has only increased since Democrat Joe Biden has taken office. Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott calls the numbers of those sneaking across the border a crisis that is only worsening…and the President is arguably ignoring the issue.

During an interview with Fox News Maria Bartiromo, the Governor said:

“The American public needs to know. President Biden does not care.”

Governor Abbott claims that his state has seen a record number of illegal aliens come across the southern border since President Biden has taken office – 2 million. Governor Abbott also claims that authorities along the southern border have seized enough fentanyl to kill:

“Every man, woman and child in Texas, California, New York, Illinois, and Florida combined.”

Governor Abbott claims that President Biden is aware of the issue and refuses to do anything about the crisis. He said:

“It’s just astonishing that we have a president who is failing to step up and do anything about it. The President has to stop sitting in his bedroom and get out and do something about this.”

Convicted cop-killer, a deported illegal immigrant, arrested sneaking back across the southern border

Convicted cop-killer, a deported illegal immigrant, arrested sneaking back across the southern border

HEBBRONVILLE, TX – US Border Patrol announced this week that agents apprehended a previously deported illegal alien near Laredo on Christmas Day who was previously convicted of capital murder of a police officer or fireman.

 

Hilario Rios Garcia was arrested on Dec. 25 during the evening hours by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

A records check determined the man had an extensive criminal record, including a conviction for the murder of a police officer or fireman in 1993.

The arrest occurred on Christmas evening when DPS troopers requested assistance from Hebbronville Station agents with a vehicle stop near Farm to Market Road 649 west of Hebbronville, Texas.

Authorities questioned the occupants of the stopped vehicle. Subsequent to the interviews, agents determined the suspects were engaged in human smuggling.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Rios Garcia. The U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Section issued a statement reading:

“Once in custody, #USBP agents discovered the driver was an undocumented individual from the country of Mexico.

Record checks revealed Hilario Rios Garcia had an extensive criminal history which included an arrest in June 1993 by the City of Roma, Texas Police Department and subsequent conviction of Capital Murder of a Police Officer or Fireman.

“Rios Garcia will be prosecuted for his immigration violation and will be turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.”

The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to the highest levels in at least 20 years surge under President Joe Biden’s lenient immigration enforcement policies.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has recorded more than 1.1 million encounters at the southern border through the first nine months of fiscal 2021, already more than any complete fiscal year since at least 2005.

CBP issued a prepared statement in June regarding the problem of repeat border crossers:

“The large number of expulsions during the pandemic has contributed to a larger-than-usual number of migrants making multiple border crossing attempts.”

 

CBP stated that the total number of illegal immigrants crossing the border may be skewed by the number of repeat offenders. However, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) challenged the excuse, saying border crossings have increased every month since Biden took office:

“In June, nearly 190,000 illegal aliens were apprehended crossing the southern border. Illegal border crossings have increased every single month of the Biden administration.”

While the causes of the border crisis are debated, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol continue to struggle to control the massive surge in illegals entering the country unchecked.

Luckily, Hilario Rios Garcia was not one of the thousands of successful crossings.

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